Graphic Organizers From the Teacher's Guide to Using Storia
All of the graphic organizers, worksheets, and other downloadable teaching resources featured in the Teachers Guide to Using Storia.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Character Graphic Organizers
Use the character traits organizers during independent reading or during whole- or small-group instruction to help students identify a character’s thoughts, feelings, actions and attributes.
You can choose the graphic organizer that best suits your students’ thought processes and learning styles.
Write down a character's main feeling and then list evidence from the text that supports your thinking.
Choose a character and then list that character's personality traits, writing down evidence from the text that supports the traits
While these graphic organizers can be used throughout the reading experience, they are especially useful in helping students gather ideas and write in response to text.
You can use them for ongoing informal assessment and to provide your students with an instructional focus for their reading.
Students write about their e-books by answering who, what, when, where, why, and how.
This graphic organizer encourages students to think through all of the ideas associated with a topic.
Write a letter to your teacher or another student and tell them about the book you're reading.
Before reading, students use this chart to track what they know and want to know about the book's topic; afterwards, they record what they've learned.
E-Book Club Graphic Organizers
When your students are working together in formal or informal book clubs, these PDFs will help you keep track of their progress.
Students reflect on the discussions of their e-book club by answering these questions.
Teachers, use this organizer to keep track of the students in your e-book clubs.
E-Reading Management Logs
By keeping track of their reading activities in these logs, your students wil have a record both of the books they completed and what they found least and most compelling. You'll also have a formal record of each student's activities, reading progress, and reflections as readers.
Students can use this to log their books' titles, authors, and genres, their independent reading progress, and how much they liked a book.
Use this chart to track the device numbers and the students assigned to each device.
Students record their independent reading progress and how much they liked a book.
Fill in the names of the e-books you read with your group and the Storia enrichment activities you complete.
Students answer questions about reading, using a dictionary, finding books, favorite authors, and more.
Students answer questions about reading with Storia, including the best part about reading an e-book, their favorite types of interactive activities, and the best thing about Storia.
Primary students use this response sheet to describe the e-book they read that day.
Primary Reading Response Graphic Organizers
These primary-grade reading response organizers are a great way to get younger students into the habit of reflecitng on what they read and responding to questions in response to reading.
Students tell how a character changes from the beginning to the end of the story.
Ask students to respond to their daily independent reading with this worksheet, which asks them to draw a picture and write a sentence about what they've read.
Draw a picture about your book and then write about it.
Students draw and write about their favorite character.
Students draw and write about their favorite part of an e-book.
Students draw pictures illustrating the beginning, middle, and end of their book.
Students follow step-by-step directions to write a booktalk using compelling language.
Reading Strategies Graphic Organizers
Use these reading strategy organizers during whole-class and small-group instruction to focus students on drawing conclusions, identifying conflict and solution, comparing and contrasting, sequencing, finding the main idea, and identifying cause and effect.
Students can also use these organizers when practicing how to read strategically during independent reading time.
List two cause and effect relationships from the e-book you are reading.
After students read their e-books, they can use this Venn diagram to compare and contrast.
Students list the main conflict in the e-book they are reading and then list one or more solutions from the text.
Students write down clues from the author and then tell what conclusions they've drawn from those clues.
After reading, students record the main idea and the details that support it.
Draw three quick sketches of the story in the correct first, next, last order. Then write a sentence about each drawing.
After reading a book, write the five most important story events in the correct sequence.
Help students acquire new vocabulary with these graphic organizers that encourage them to get into the habit of recording and storing new words, as well as figuring out meaning by using clues.
When students find an unfamiliar word, they write down its inferred meaning, look it up, and then record the actual meaning.
This chart helps students track new words, inferred and actual meanings, and their thoughts.
Students collect interesting words from their reading.
After reading a Storia book, students write a new vocabulary word and then come up with four synonyms and write two sentences.
Two resources will help you introduce parents to Storia and how they can use it at home to help turn their children into strong readers, plus a link to another collection of reading comprehension, reading response, vocabulary, nonfiction, and other downloadable resources for teaching with Storia.
A sample letter that lets parents know how Storia works in the classroom -- and how they can use Storia at home to turn their children into strong, lifelong readers.
Tips to parents on how to extend Storia at home.
Choose from graphic organizers, charts, reading response sheets, and other donwloadable e-reading resources that can be used with Storia books. Plus download flyers for parents, bookmarks, and an activity sheet for handing out at back-to-school night!